Well Friends and Fams, I saw my 4th pain doc in lest than a year yesterday!!! This time it wasn't by my choosing though. According to this new Doc, the young lady doc I had been seeing was fired! Way too many complaints! I never did complain about
here evan though she had messed me around too many times to count!
The new guy wanted to know about some, well the worst of my pain problems. He said he couldn't make heads or tails of the old doc's notes! No surprize there! I never told Y'all about my last visit there when the doc ran out of script pads! She wrote me a script for oxicodone and then told me she had no more sheets! I said what am I gonna do about my methadone? She said I would have to come by the following week. I said OK because I had a few extras and I could get by till then. After two trips south to clean the house, I went back and the girl at the desk told me the doc was on vacation! I asked about my script and if she left me one, nope! She gave me a phone # for a nurse at their main office in Ocala to call. I was so pissed! I called the # 5 times, left messages and never recieved a call back!!!
The reason I'm telling Y'all about this is the new doc confronted me about it!!!! He asked me why I had stopped abruptly taking methadone acording to my chart??? I tried to explain what happened and told him he could ask the girl at the counter if he didn't believe me!!! OK but how did you manage w/o the merthadone? I told him about my house down south and about a safe I had there which I had lost the combo to long ago! I said I drilled it open and there were some old expired methadones in there that I had kept way back when a script got changed! I think he believed me but then went into a big HO~HA about following the "Rules" and how the feds are really cracking down on Fla. Doc's!! He asked me about illegal drugs and alcahol, of course I said NO! Then told me I had to sign papers and take a drug pee test! I told him I did that on the way in cause where ever I go, the first thing I must do is go pee. The desk girl knew that and handed me a bottle after I signed in! No prob's doc! But about the methadone, what was I gonna do? With no call backs from your office, I'd be in methadone withdraw which as you know can be life threatoning!!! I had to do what I had to do!!!! Not sure but I think he understood!
I then told him about some of the screw ups the old doc made like never getting the paperwork done w/ insurance for MRI's for my back & neck and once when she finally did, she did it for my hip & knee by mistake! He said he wanted new MRI's, probably to make sure I wasn't making all of my problems up! He then wrote my scripts and changed me from Pristiq back to generic Effecsor > MUCH CHEAPER! He said she made a mistake changing me in the first place because pristiq changes to Effecsor in the liver anyway and I could be on a higher daily dose of effecsor (150mgs) than pristiq (50mgs)which should help me more? Hope I didn't confuse Y'all!
I'm hoping to have a good relationship w/ him but only time will tell! He seemed so serious about the law and his contract I had to sign again! That part doesn't bother me as I'm sure it needs to be done here in Fla.!! I just hope they can get rid of all the scam pain docs down south and evan the "cash only"docs up here!!
I know he's gonna want to try all the usual stuff like P-theropy, steroid injections, etc. which I've done so many times w/ little success! Oh doc> been there done that soooo many times!! I guess it's just part of the game! The last thing I said to him was> I just wan't to be able to live w/o constant pain. To which he said> "You are never gonna live w/o it, it's my job to make you suffer as little as possable using what ever I can legally do for you!"
Go Doc!!!! Hope You Da Man????
Big Hugs Y'all!!